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Minnesota Legislature
2015-2016 Regular Session

First MEETING - Agriculture Policy

January 14, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA First MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

AGRICULTURE POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Paul Anderson, Chair of the Agriculture Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:17 on Wednesday, January 14th 2015, in Hearing Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


ANDERSON, Paul, Chair
FRANSON, Mary, VC
ALLEN, Susan
ANDERSON, Mark
BACKER, Jeff
BLY, David
HAMILTON, Rod
JOHNSON, Clark
LUECK, Dale
MARQUART, Paul
NORNES, Bud
POPPE, Jeanne
RARICK, Jason
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer


Members excused:
MARIANI, Carlos

A quorum was present.

Chair P. Anderson invited members and staff of the committee to make introductions.

Chair P. Anderson provided overview for committee rules and procedures

Testimony regarding Future Farmers of America (FFA) and Agriculture Educators was heard from:

Brady Wulf, FFA Minnesota State Treasurer, Testified and responded to questions

Amber Siebert, Agriculture Educator Fairmont High School, and FFA Advisor, Testified and responded to questions

Eric Sawatzke, Agriculture Educator Dassel-Cokato High School, and FFA Advisor, Testified and responded to questions

Mike Sodomka, Principal Humboldt High School, Testified and responded to questions

Genesis Gonzalez-Perez, FFA Member, Humboldt High School, Testified and responded to questions

Abril Flores, FFA Member, Humbodlt High School, Testified and responded to questions

Jessica Mattix-Foster, FFA Member, Humboldt High School, Testified and responded to questions

Thomas (T.J.) Austin, Humboldt High School Agriculture Educator

Andrea Nthole, Humboldt High School Agriculture Educator

Chair P. Anderson made announcements to the committee.




The meeting was adjourned at 11:47





Representative Paul Anderson, Chair




Tyler Webster, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Member and Committee Staff Introductions Committee Rules & Procedures FFA Overview by State FFA Officer Presentations from agriculture instructors and administrators

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Member and committee staff introductions. 39:17 - Committee rules & procedures. 41:08 - Future Farmers of America overview by State FFA Officer: presentations from agriculture instructors and administrators. Runs 1 hour, 31 minutes.